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Peter Franzén in 2010.
14 August 1971 |
|Years active||1992 - present|
Peter Franzén (born 14 August 1971) is a Finnish actor who has appeared in over 40 films and TV series. Of these, the most famous are A Summer by the River, Ambush, Mustan kissan kuja, Badding, On the Road to Emmaus, Rölli ja metsänhenki, Kuutamolla, Bad Boys, Dog Nail Clipper, Matti, Hellsinki and Kerron sinulle kaiken. For his role in Dog Nail Clipper, Franzén was awarded a Jussi Award for Best Actor as well as earning praise from film critic Jay Weissberg from Variety magazine who called the actor "one of the most talented and versatile thesps in Finland".
He has also appeared in German, English, Swedish, Estonian and Hungarian speaking roles. Franzén had a role as a Russian corpse in one episode of CSI: Miami, and more recently was cast for a small part as a police officer in the movie Cleaner by Renny Harlin. In 2009, Franzén had a small role as a Swedish Viking in the True Blood episode Never Let Me Go. In 2015, Franzén was cast as King Harald Finehair in the fourth season of Vikings.
- Road North (2012)
- Purge (2012)
- Open Up to Me (2013)
- Heart of a Lion (2013)
- Above Dark Waters (2013)
- The Gunman (2015)
- Dog Nail Clipper (Koirankynnen leikkaaja), Finnish Film Foundation. Accessed 21 July 2009.
- Weissberg, Jay. Dog Nail Clipper, Variety, 15 February 2005. Accessed 21 July 2009.
- "True Blood" Never Let Me Go (2009) - Full cast and crew. Accessed 2009-10-06
- 'Vikings' Bulks Up With Three New Regulars for Season 4, Accessed 21 August 2015
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